Peace and Justice activist Tom Hayden spoke on "The Drug War, the Peace Movement, and the Legacy of Port Huron" at the 5604 Manor Community Center in Austin, Saturday, August 25, 2012, at an event sponsored by The Rag Blog and Rag Radio. The talk was recorded by KOOP’s Allan Campbell and an edited version was originally broadcast on Allan’s People United show on Sept. 14, 2012. Hayden was also in Austin as a correspondent for The Nation, covering Mexican poet Javier Sicilia’s Caravan for Peace, which aims at ending the U.S.-sponsored Drug War and which held a rally at the Texas State Capitol at noon that Saturday.
Tom Hayden – who has twice been our guest live on Rag Radio -- was a moving force behind the Students for a Democratic Society and was the primary author of the Port Huron Statement, the defining document of the Sixties New Left. Hayden, who spent 16 years in the California state legislature, now directs the Peace and Justice Resource Center and edits the Peace Exchange Bulletin at Tom Hayden.com.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 56:53.